PORTLAND, Ore. — West Virginia is facing No. 24 Purdue in the Phil Knight Legacy Tournament. The Mountaineers and Boilermakers are playing for the first time since 2013, with both teams looking to stay undefeated.
West Virginia has won their first four games of the season, with their last game coming on Nov. 18, in a 92-58 win over Penn. Purdue has won their first three games of the season, with their last game coming on Nov. 15, winning 75-70 over Marquette.
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WVU Starting Five:
Purdue Starting Five:
3:46 — 71-62, Purdue
Mountaineers cut the deficit to four, but Purdue was able to make a stand defensively and then answered with a three-pointer and then made two free throws
7:14 — 64-55, Purdue
WVU has cut the deficit to nine, and will have the ball and the chance to continue to cut into the Purdue lead. At some point, WVU will have to put in either Mitchell, Bell, or Wague, and just be content with one of them fouling out.
11:42 — 57-45, Purdue
West Virginia cannot put anything together, while Purdue continues to knock down shots. Bell and Mitchell have four fouls.
15:46 — 45-37, Purdue
It has been a sloppy second half for both teams in the second half, as there have been a combined five fouls. Mountaineers in foul trouble include Tre Mitchell with four, and Kedrian Johnson, and Jimmy Bell each have three. Purdue will gladly go to the free throw line the way they are making their free throws.
17:29 — 45-35, Purdue
West Virginia has turned up the pressure on the defensive end, but have not helped themselves out on the offensive end. Purdue is still a perfect 12/12 from the free throw line.
HALFTIME: 43-32, Purdue
Mountianeers were able to shrink the deficit toward the end of the half, but a Purdue three-pointer put the lead back to 11 at the break. WVU is 2/15 from three-point range, while Purdue is shooting 5/11 from beyond the arc. Purdue is also 10/10 at the free throw line, and is shooting 56% from the field.
4:03 — 33-24, Purdue
West Virginia has made one of their last eight field goals, and Purdue has gone on a scoring drought of their own, but the Mountaineers have not taken advantage. WVU seems very uncomfortable on the offensive end and aren’t getting much help on calls.
7:36 — 27-22, Purdue
Purdue is shooting the ball extremely well — shooting 9/15 from the field and 3/6 from the field, while being 6/6 from the free throw line. Edey leads with eight points.
10:39 — 22-16, Purdue
Mountaineers have gotten back into the game led by Joe Toussaint who has eight early points. WVU’s Kedrian Johnson has two fouls, and Purdue is shooting 8/12 from the field to start the game.
15:57 — 11-4, Purdue
Purdue has an early seven-point lead, with Edey scoring six of those points. Mountaineers struggled offensively on their first few possessions to get anything going, while Purdue took advantage of the slow start for WVU.
17:23 — 9-0, Purdue
The Boilermakers opened on a 9-0 run, with Edey scoring four of the first nine points.